{collaboration} is about collaborative authoring techniques and solutions. A popular package is {todonotes}.

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Is there an in-line comment system, convention or program?

When writing papers such as this one https://github.com/geneura-papers/2015-Evostar/blob/b9474f66cd45aee316136831c4a9b4acaef4e89f/GPbot/GPbot-evostar2015.tex, we use LaTeX comments for, well, ...
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Collaborative authoring of LaTeX document [duplicate]

I am authoring a LaTeX document with a co-author. The document is a single, monolithic one. We are working on two separate copies of the same document. Once one of us is done with his section, we are ...
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How to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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Selfhosted collaborative webbased LaTeX editor

I'm searching for a LaTeX editor that I can run on my GNU/Linux server and allows realtime collaboration as well as online compiling and previewing. What I've tried so far: FlyLaTeX: Editing works ...
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Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file

Are there any tools for simultaneous collaborative editing of a .tex file? The practices I know (and practice) in writing scientific papers are: e-mailing each new version to the collaborators, ...
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Finding a more efficient editor for collaboration of LaTeX people and Word people

Background My supervisor often wants to edit my papers, so he frequently asks for word version of the paper. I tried latex2rtf, but it is very limited in terms of packages and customized commands. ...
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Paths and Linux/Windows slash conventions

I'm working on a collaborative project and I like to organize all the supporting files for my tex documents (rather than just having everything in one flat folder). This involves referencing ...
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Managing collections of shortcut-macros in collaboration projects

I write a lot of very similar documents, and thus make heavy use of shorthands such as % Partial derivative \newcommand{\pder}[2]{ \frac{\partial #1}{\partial #2} } As of now, I have a single file ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Extracting only the BibTex records relevant to the paper [duplicate]

My colleague asked me to write a page for a paper he writes. I wrote the page in LyX, compiled it to LaTeX, and sent him the TeX files. Then he reminded me that I forgot to send the .bib file with all ...
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How can you use LaTeX to write a document with other people?

I imagine that many users are or were [PhD] students, so I would like to know: how do you use LaTeX to write a document (like the final dissertation) that requires many revisions from other people. ...
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What is a good strategy for obtaining comments on a LaTeX document from non-LaTeX using collaborators?

Context: I prepare my scientific documents using LaTeX and compile to a PDF. I often need to seek comments on drafts from collaborators who do not use LaTeX. Most of these collaborators use Windows ...
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Best practice to peer-review a LaTeX document?

I'm currently writing a big document in LaTeX. The language is English and since I'm not a native English speaker, I've found a friend who will review and correct the document for me as soon as I have ...
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My phd supervisor wants me to use Word because they can't edit LaTeX. What to do?

How do I make it possible for my supervisor to edit my thesis while using LaTeX? I submit a pdf document but they want to edit it.... how do I do this without switching to MS Word?
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Tools for editing? Redlining? (TeXShop) [duplicate]

As an editor, instructor, and collaborator, I would like to be able to make changes in TeX documents that are tracked so that the other person sees what changes were made. Word has the capacity to ...
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Editable document in LaTeX [duplicate]

I'm writing Engineer Thesis in LaTeX and my leading professor asked me to give him editable document with my thesis. Can I create editable document from .tex file? Or maybe there is a simple way to ...
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Is Dropbox an effective tool for version control of latex documents?

Sorry this question might seem a bit premature but I'm in a hurry... I was trying to do Version control of a latex project with dropbox. In my imagination Dropbox provides functions like showing which ...
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how to post TeX to Blackboard course? [closed]

Has anyone figured out how to post TeX code to blackboard? My browser can't run the Java applet (I am running IE7 under administrative lockdown), so I don't know of a way to get blackboard to ...
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WriteLaTeX limited to 30 pages?

I've been experimenting with WriteLaTex and, while it seems to do a very nice job overall and has the best user experience of the alternatives I have tried, my experimental document stopped after 30 ...
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big document — collaboration

We want to write a bigger document in collaboration. Therefore I've got some questions how to organize this best. so we would have one master document including (or inputting) all the parts of the ...
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Workflow for reviewing PDFs generated from TeX?

I am currently letting friends and family spellcheck my thesis written with LaTeX. Since my markup is macro-heavy and not all of them have ever used another editor but MS Word, I cannot let them work ...
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Including external notes to a latex document

I'm often writing scientific papers in collaboration with other authors, using a versioning system (mercurial) to manage the writing. When one of the authors wants to add a remark, we use a slightly ...
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Making corrections during review of other people latex article [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Track changes” in LaTeX There is the corrections mode in Word package. All your changes will be marked. In this way one can show proposed changes in other ...
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How to run LaTeX from Word?

I am writing a journal article using LaTeX. Currently, the review process is very difficult as my professor has to comment on the pdf. Previously, I have written a journal paper using Word. Though ...
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Ensuring correct LaTeX compilation on different systems

I'm currently writing a document collaboratively and I need to make sure that the compilation is executed correctly on every possible system (e.g., that the document encoding - UTF-8 - is detected by ...
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How to collaborate on a TeX project using VCS with a collaborator who is not using VCS?

Pretty self-explanatory; I'm thinking of @AndrewStacey's answer, in particular the part about working with collaborators who do not use VCS. I'm hoping for a more detailed explanation / step-by-step ...
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Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions

I have a TeX file that I'm editing with several collaborators and we use environments to highlight and discuss proposed changes like the following: Some text. \begin{old} Text that I propose to ...
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Elsarticle double-blind mode? [closed]

Is there a double-blind review mode for elsarticle.cls? The last journal I submitted to included a review mode for double-blind reviews that automatically removed most identifying info, e.g. authour ...
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Large document edited by a dozen people

We, a team of 12 people, plan to write a 50 pages paper. The paper will be divided into chapters. Usually, no more than 2 or 3 people will work on a given chapter. Having one large file will create ...
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Collaborating with the non-TeX-savvy

What tips do you have for collaborating on a LaTeX document with people who may not be as TeX savvy as you? For one example and potential problem case: Consider you have a set of new commands and ...
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Having Access To Constantly Updated TeX Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file I was wondering what is the best way to share TeX files amongst a group of people per say. For example, you have a ...
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Dissertation workflow/template or how to work on LaTeX while interacting with people who don't use LaTeX

I am starting my dissertation and I am searching for a simple yet nice template. I found a collection here but I want to make sure I find a template that meets some of these perhaps unreasonable ...
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LaTeX related jobs [closed]

Well for the things in life, I've learned LaTeX. I'm not a guru, but I think that I can perform some good quality documents. I want to know if is possible to get a part-time job in an editorial, ...
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How to detect and condition based on hostname

How do I construct a conditional statement based on the hostname of the compiling computer in LaTeX? For example: \ifhostname{mymachine} \dostuff \else \dootherstuff \fi Why: I am working with ...
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Writing up past maths exam papers for collaboration

I am working through the past exam papers available for my course. I am then making them available for collaboration using Google Docs. However, for maths heavy material, the Google Docs equation ...
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Source code line numbers in PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extended draft mode which includes source information for manual print-out to source synchronisation I am writing a document in LaTeX which I compile to PDF, which I ...
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Is there a collaboration system on the web that I can use to write book together with others?

If this question is out of topic, I will remove as soon as possible. I have used neither Subversion nor GIT nor any collaboration system to write any document together with others. I am looking for ...
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Online manual in “Book” format, like DocBook, but providing collarborative editing like mediawiki?

I have a reference document for some software that I would like to publish online, and to provide a pdf and multi-page html version. DocBook looks idea for this, similar to how subversion publish ...
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Seeking review on a document with people unfamiliar with TeX

I am a great fan of TeX, LaTeX and LyX, but recently I wrote some minutes and then tried to send them off for other people to review. There was no way I could send a TeX file; no-one would know what ...
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What is the best way to track changes with non-computer people?

Can you recommend any tools or processes that are similar to MS Word track changes? I am not looking to use a source control system (no svn or git), this is for working with non-programmers. Do any ...
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Are there any tools for collaborative bib files?

It would be very useful to have a shared bib file across my research group which can be kept up-to-date by any member of the group. Are there any tools for this sort of thing? I know about Mendeley ...
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Handling bibliographies with many coauthors

Last year I was involved in writing a large group proposal with LaTeX. This involved various sections written and rewritten by disparate subgroups, with all the merging and editing headaches you'd ...